A medical technology startup co-founded by two Waterloo Engineering students topped more than 100,000 applicants to take first place and the $500,000 USD prize in an international competition staged in Saudi Arabia.
WATERLOO — The student sits in front of a bank of computer screens that replicate the experience of driving down a busy Waterloo street.
He sits in a bucket-style car seat, with one hand on the steering wheel. When he reaches for his Tim Hortons coffee cup, a robotic voice barks out, "Careful!" and keeps nagging until he puts the cup down.